Hope everyone had a good time, whichever religious festival (or not!) you were celebrating. Me, I had a wonderful Christmas with my Mum :D I haven’t had a Christmas at home in years and years, so this was wonderful. Here are a few pics of what I got…

 

topshop bag from my Mum (£35?)

topshop bag from my Mum (£35?)

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time & Stardust - two great films! Both from my Mum :D

Top down - 44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith; The Road, Cormac McCarthy;The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde - Waterstone's Exclusive Edition; Art Now Vol 2 + The Polaroid Book, both Taschen 25th Anniversary. I also got the Top Gear Book (lol, a joke from my Mum) and Richard Hammond's second book, but I already had it =/

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume (!!!) from my Mum again ♥ and an Estee Lauder charcoal grey liquid eyeliner, which technically wasnt a present, but I bought it along with my Mums pressie, because it was part of a deal. I havent used it yet, though, and only opened it a few days ago XD

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume (!!!) from my Mum again () and an Estee Lauder charcoal grey liquid eyeliner, which technically wasn't a present, but I bought it along with my Mum's pressie, because it was part of a deal. I haven't used it yet, though, and only opened it a few days ago XD

Back to the Future mug hand-printed by a friend; sort of an in-joke. Also you see a snippet of my newly tidied desk (gasp, its usually horrendous!) and my marker pens!

Back to the Future mug hand-printed by a friend; sort of an in-joke. Also you see a snippet of my newly tidied desk (gasp, it's usually horrendous!) and my marker pens!

 :D I also got some clooothes (which hopefully will be pictured soon in outfit shots), and some art materials and chocolates and things like that! Very lucky girl, me :)

Hope you are all well and had as wonderful a time as I did!

 



when will summer be back!? by anna sofia

(Sorry for the blurry image, I have no idea how to make it stay at its original size. For a better view, click the picture)

Although I have, yes, been craving some more winter-related items (snuggly jumpers and boots galore, knit dresses and t-shirts, oh my!), there suddenly seems to be an influx of girly, summery, floaty floral things sweeping their way onto my web browser. I want it to be summer again so I can wear these without being as cold as I am now (which has been the reason for my lack of posts – I’ve been, apart from frantically rushing round for uni interviews/last days of term/Christmas parties, wrapped up in a blanket in my pyjamas due to being FREEZING cold)!

 I would go out and buy them, ready to wear in summer, but I spent all my money on books and an eyeliner yesterday. Oops.


nuances

05Dec08
just some doodling; marker + gouache

just some doodling; marker + gouache

i found this picture at stock.xchng and it was just calling out for me to put a cup of tea in his hand!

i found this picture at stock.xchng and it was just calling out for me to put a cup of tea in his hand! gouache


grrrrrrrrrizzly

28Nov08

I kind of wish I’d made the caption on the second one ‘I’m not that grizzly really’ instead of ‘i’m not really that grizzly’.

Ah well! :) I’m pleased with them!


if photoshop were real...

I truly adore this – a real-life version of photoshop. It’s so wonderful to look at and imagine a REAL LIFE PHOTOSHOP (how much fun would it be to play with this!?) and is just really awesome. Check it out, srsly.

airlines

 Another peice of artwork I love – Airlines. It’s a  visual representation of the flightpaths of aeroplanes and airlines across the globe. It comes in white, white with the world and black, and is wonderfully satisfying to look at. I really want one!

judge a book by its cover

This is a really interesting idea I found recently. It generates book covers from Amazon.com, and you rate the book judging exclusively by its cover on how good you think it would be – then, it reveals what Amazon users rated the book. As you can see, I only got a miserable 9 out of 30 – but it was really interesting. I have known for a long time that I do judge books by their covers, but I didn’t know I was so bad at it!

little paper planes

 Little Paper Planes is a wonderful online store selling prints, zines, t-shirts and accessories by some of the best talent out there. There are literally HUNDREDS of beautiful, interesting, inspiring things for sale on this website – I wish I had loads of money so I could buy pretty much everything! A great site for Christmas presents.

marc johns

 Marc Johns‘ work is wonderfully whimsical, full of moustaches and pipes and all sorts – it’s really feel-good, happy-making work that you love to look at and get a smile on your face every time you do.

shoooes

So, I’m still on a shoes kick – can you tell? These are all from Office. They are all so ace! Especially those brogues, wow. It would be that when I have NO MONEY that the shoes I have been DREAMING OF since last year would suddenly appear, hmm!? But wow, those blue suede shoes (no pun intended. Seriously, my Mum already did that one) with the HUGE heel and studs are gorgeous and so not something I would usually go for. Neither the metallic gold huge wedge heels… I just want to be taller! And have pretty feet while I’m at it! Lol :D

 So, it’s a very arty weekly dose of awesome this week — but I’ve been in a very arty mood. Hopefully some work will be posted up soon (involving bears, birds and jellyfish, oh my!).


Not much news, I’m afraid, I’ve been feeling ill and other than that haven’t had much time for anything internetty, but I thought I’d wish all of you who celebrate it a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Hopefully I’ll update soon with some more outfits/drawings I’ve been working on…


david tennant

22Nov08
David Tennant in the Telegraph magazine, Nov. 22 08, pen in my moleskine

An attempt at drawing David Tennant in the Telegraph magazine, Nov. 22 08, pen in my moleskine